7.14 'The Convention Conundrum' Ratings Posted January 31, 2014

7.14 'The Convention Conundrum' Ratings

Yesterday's new episode of The Big Bang Theory finished first in the ratings for its time slot and ranked as the night's most-watched and highest-rated show, by far.

"The Convention Conundrum", with guest star James Earl Jones, had an audience of 19.05 million people. This episode was down from the previous episode's 20.35m audience, which broke show's record for the show's most-watched episode in its 8pm time back on January 9. In the important adults 18-49 demographic, The Big Bang Theory scored a dominant 5.2/15 rating, down five tenths from the previous episode's 5.7/17 rating.

The Big Bang Theory was the most-watched show on Thursday, bringing in over seven and a half million more viewers the closest competitor. TBBT was also the highest-rated show in the 18-49 demo with a lead of two whole points on American Idol's 3.2/9 rating.

More about the episode

'The Convention Conundrum' - Season 7, Episode 14
Airs January 30, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS.

When the guys miss out on Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon plans to hold his own convention, leading to a memorable night with James Earl Jones. Meanwhile, the girls try to act like "grown-ups".

Comments (10)

BigBangTheory Fan  United States, 19:25 Feb 13 2014.
Amazing work makes an AWESOME episode
Raj India, 04:28 Feb 7 2014.
What happened to the writers? The plot involving the 3 guys was just palatable and the other 2 were lame and never provoked even a smile. I wish this episode was never made. It is one of the show's bottom 3 episodes. Expecting better humour.
George United Kingdom, 05:49 Feb 6 2014.
To be honest, I agree, it was a really poor episode imo. It felt so pointless, and the ending was so abrupt, just felt like they had 3 pointless plots and needed to drag it out for 20 minutes, then ended the episode.
Eleni Parashaki Greece, 13:43 Feb 5 2014.
Josephm, you nailed it. It was indeed a sad and terribly pointless episode. The writers have really run out of ideas, and make poor use of the talents of the regular cast and the guests. They can't even write a decent joke anymore. So sad...
Dimitri United States, 22:05 Feb 4 2014.
well said joseph, couldn't agree more. A through away episode like that after a 3 week hiatus is infuriating to fans.
Laer United States, 11:17 Feb 4 2014.
James Earl Jones as a merry prankster. Classic!
Laer United States, 18:34 Feb 2 2014.
One of the better episodes.
Jaden United Kingdom, 17:12 Feb 2 2014.
Honestly, I thought it was a great episode, it went off topic to lift the friction between the characters and inspired lots of comedy!
Ginette Canada, 21:46 Feb 1 2014.
Au contraire, loved it.
josephm United States, 14:36 Feb 1 2014.
it was sad,terrible, and boring. how can you write such great shows and throw a stinker in the middle. with all the reruns and no new shows being shown, I WAs really looking forward to last Thursdays show and you throw in possibly the secong worst episode ever. lets get back to the story line, how is penny living now she quite her job? what is no balls Lenard going to do about pennys commitment issues,j come on guys lets get back to comedy AND some real commitment between Lenard and penny.

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